Builders and Developers

Information for Builders and Developers in Alberta


New Builders

Travelers Canada has been providing warranty coverage to Builders and Developers in Alberta since the legislation came in to effect February 1, 2014. Since this date every new home built in Alberta is protected under warranty and all builders are required to have home warranty in place in order to obtain a building permit.

When selecting new builders for its home warranty program, Travelers Canada takes into consideration the builder’s track record, technical expertise, financial capacity and after-sales customer service. Only those builders who meet our underwriting criteria are approved as member builders by Travelers Canada.

If you would like to apply to Travelers Canada’s home warranty program, please contact one of our underwriters to request a Builder Application. (Please note that the Builder Application is not available online.)

For additional information about Alberta’s New Home Buyers Protection Act and Regulations or topics such as Owner Builders, Builder Obligations and Exclusions, please visit the Alberta New Home Buyer Protection Office website.

Why choose Travelers Canada as your Home Warranty Provider?

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Member builders in Alberta

Travelers Canada strives to offer the best customer service to clients. In order to deliver on this commitment, we have a dedicated team that is able to assist you. In addition, we issue each member builder a Travelers Canada Warranty Reference Manual that covers all of the different aspects of the new home warranty business. Topics include:

 


Registering a New Home for Home Warranty Coverage

Once you have registered your company with Travelers Canada and the New Homes Buyers Protection Office, you may register a new home for warranty coverage. Please forward the following items to Travelers Canada’s Housing Registration Department:

  • Schedule C-1 – Travelers Canada Registration Form – Detached Dwelling or Schedule C2 – Travelers Canada Registration Form – Duplex or Triplex
  • Warranty premium payment (payable by cheque or credit card form)

Please note you will also be required to create a new registration on the New Home Buyer Protection System. If you have any questions please contact Municipal Affairs at 1.866.421.6929.

Is the Construction Cost Greater than $1,000,000,00?

All homes that exceed construction costs of $1,000,000.00 are subject to an additional premium of $100.00 for each $100,000.00 in construction costs greater than $1,000,000.00.. Please refer to your Terms & Conditions (Schedule A) for your base premium rate.

For those homes that exceed construction costs of $1,000,000.00, Travelers Canada requires a copy of the building plans/elevations to be submitted with your housing registration applications.

If you have any questions regarding this type of home, please contact a member of Travelers Canada's Housing Registration Department or refer to the Travelers Canada Warranty Reference Manual.

Registering Multi-family Projects for Home Warranty Coverage

Step 1: All multi-family projects, consisting of five or more units, are subject to a project-specific review by Travelers Canada. Please forward the following items to Travelers Canada.

  • Preliminary project information for multi-unit buildings
  • Geotechnical report
  • Site plan/elevations
  • Proof of errors and omissions insurance for all project professionals
  • Disclosure statement (draft is acceptable)

Upon review of the above information, Travelers Canada will establish premium and security requirements for the multi-family project.

Step 2: To register the multi-family project for warranty coverage, please forward the following items to Travelers Canada’s Housing Registration Department.

  • Schedule C-3 – Travelers Canada Registration Form – Multi-Unit Building
  • Warranty premium payment (payable by cheque or credit card form)

Please note you will also be require to register this new project on the New Home Buyer Protection System. If you have any questions please contact Municipal Affairs at 1.866.421.6929

If you require assistance completing these forms, please contact a member of Travelers Canada’s Housing Registration Department or refer to the Travelers Canada Warranty Reference Manual.